In trying to become an even more ultra-light traveler, I've invested in sink-washing, quick drying boxers and quick drying undershirts - both of which I love.
Now I'm trying to find socks that can be easily washed in the sink & line-dry overnight.
Given my normal travel clothes, I'm thinking 2 pairs of brown, 2 pair of ankle whites, and 2 pairs of black should cover 100% of my needs (black for business trips & brown/white for casual trips).
Anyone familiar or try the Tilly socks or the J.B. Expedition Adventure socks? Or any other quick-drying socks that can be worn with a suit and/or jeans and/or shorts (hence the interest in white ankle socks - good for hiking/adventure travel)?
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I use the Tilley socks. They work as advertised. You can find cheaper socks that will dry overnight, but I find the Tilley socks to be really well made and comfortable. They are not thick socks but they have a little more "body" than normal thin dress socks.
I definitely recommend smartwool socks. They have a variety of styles to fit all types of activities, including business attire. They are fairly odor-resistant, don't cause blisters when damp, and are generally very comfortable in a wider temp range than cotton or many synthetics. They can be ordered from smartwool.com, REI or any number of other online sites and can be found at most outdoor stores in addition to some other sporting goods and department stores.
Perhaps consider sock liners - they are thin socks that you can wear under your normal dress socks (also popular with hikers) that may help your outer socks last longer between washings. Since the inner liners are thin, they will wash easily and dry faster.